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Revelations about campus relationships that will shock you.

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By sandra dorcas | Jul 2nd 2017 | 2 min read

We all have that desire to connect with other people on a deeper level, we want someone who knows just how we take our coffee, what poor sleeping habits we have or even the simple things that really make us happy. It's what we do because we are human.

Campus relationships provide just that, however, there is a thin line that separates a healthy relationship from an unhealthy one. The number of campus relationships that are abusive will shock you. There are many cases reported daily of students who have either been emotionally, physically or sexually abused.

The heights of danger that campus relationships provide is to the point of murder and suicidal missions. Sad to say, a number of university students have lost their lives because of involvement in love triangles around campus. So, all these beg the question, are campus relationships healthy?

Most campus relationships are definitely not healthy. The self denial of students in abusive relationships is exhausting and some don't even realize they are 'university spouses'. In order to cut down on cost, most students in relationships move in together and practically live like husbands and wives. HIV/AIDS prevalence in our universities is an issue that should be given the utmost attention it deserves.

Loyalty is quite questionable in campus relationships. With the number of cheating partners walking the corridors of universities, the rate of HIV/AIDS transmission is almost hitting the roof. Do these relationships ever lead to marriage? Well, we've all at some point heard quite romantic stories of couples who met at the university and years later tied the knot. Inspiring ah? But these are just a handful.

Campus relationships rarely lead to marriage and are likely to end as easy as they start. Everyone who is of legal age and capable of making critical decisions on important issues has every right to be in a healthy relationship. Define your objectives and goals in that relationship and opt out of an unhealthy one the minute you realize it is. Otherwise if you are in a healthy relationship that is serious and probably going to lead to marriage, all the best.

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